How To Quit the 9-5 and Make Your Own Income Online

How To Quit the 9-5 and Make Your Own Income Online

A few years ago I was working as an accountant, had a serious hatred for my job, and felt an overwhelming sense of “is this really it?”

It was soul-crushing. I felt like I was just going through life on auto-pilot, unhappy with the life I had created for myself.

And I wasn’t the only one. The majority of people I knew hated their jobs. They were sick of the grind. They were tired of office small-talk. Their cubicle mates drove them insane and answering to a boss who loved to power-trip made their eyes twitch.

It wasn’t just us either, studies show that 70 per cent of people around the globe hate their jobs or feel disengaged while at work.

SEVENTY PERCENT!

We were clearly a statistic, yet each of us dreamt of sipping mojitos on tropical islands, exploring the cobblestone streets of Europe, wine tasting our way through South America and temple-touring through Asia. But it all seemed like a pipe dream…

Until I came across a guy named Stuart on Youtube who eventually became my first mentor.

You see, he worked online, was immersed in running an online business based on affiliate marketing. He made more money than I had ever seen anyone make, while working far less than anyone I knew.

The minute he explained it all to me, I was hooked. He showed me his system and I decided to commit to making this lifestyle a reality.

Now, if you have no idea what is meant by ”affiliate”… Don’t stress. I’m about to break it all down for you and explain how you can leverage the power of affiliate marketing to replace your income, screw the 9-5 and live the life you’ve been meaning to live!

But first…

What the heck is affiliate marketing?

Before we dive into the how-to of this simple online business model, you probably want to know what the heck it even is.

Simply put, affiliate marketing is the process of recommending a companies products or services to potential customers, generating a sale and earning a commission in return.

Now where the money comes in is when you link to the product you are recommending, using a personalized link with a tracking code attached to it. If the reader then clicks your link and buys that product, you receive a commission.

That’s it.

I mean, not only is it easy to get your site up and running, but this model is the lowest barrier to making money online, apart from hocking some random skills and services on Fiverr.

Oh, and it’s incredibly easy to scale.

So, how can you get started with affiliate marketing and move towards escaping the 9-5?

Step #1: Pick a Product to Promote

Although this is just the first step of the process, a lot of people can get hung up on the fact that they want to find the “perfect” product. But here’s the thing: What may seem like the perfect product to you, may not jive with what your potential customers really want.

And ultimately, you are selling to them, not you.

Instead, use this simple hack to find a solid product you can promote on your website…

Go to Amazon.com, click on “shop by department”, and scroll through the list of sub-categories that sit under the major product categories. By doing this you should be able to see which products seem to be the most popular within those sub-categories, making your job that much easier when it comes to identifying a product people will actually pay money for.

Start creating a list of at least 10-15 products you could promote, and move onto the next step.

Step #2: Vet Your Chosen Product

Now that you have found a potential product to promote, it’s time to vet that bad boy and see if you can make any money off it.

To do this simply open up a Google search and compose your search as such: product name “affiliate”.

This way of searching will tell Google that you only want to see results that are relevant to that product and have the words “affiliate” somewhere on that page. Typically this exists in the form of a link which you can then click to go directly to the affiliate program.

From there, just read through their instructions and guidelines and apply to be an affiliate for them.

See? Easy.

Once that is taken care of you will need a cyber-home to promote that product.

Step #3: Create a Simple and Basic Website

I know, this is starting to sound intimidating, but trust me creating your own website these days is jaw-droppingly simple.

All you need is WordPress and a few YouTube tutorials!

While it might take a little tweaking to get it right, you can have your site up and running in under a week flat, and best of all, for under $20. Yes, seriously.

Step #4: Tell People About Your Product

Once you’ve got your site up and running, you’re going to have get something up on that site that entices your readers to buy.

These days, the key to almost every single online business is content. No ways around it. So if you really want to make a good go out of your new affiliate website, you are going to have to buck up and write a few hundred words on the product.

Fortunately, there are 4 simple styles of content you can create to captivate your ideal customer, get them to click on your links, and buy the product.

These are:

– Product reviews

– Does [product] work?

– How to treat/fix/create/solve/do [pain point your product helps to solve]

– A list of the “best” products within your niche that helps to solve the pain point

Just remember to always position your product as the go-to option for any reader looking for a solution.

Of course, if you just not sure what to say about the product start reading some articles other people have written on the product, or niche in general, to stoke your creativity and inspire your inner writer.

Step #5: Get More People To Your Website

Marketing. It’s the lifeblood of any business because it’s what gets you more customers. More customers = More Money.

You can do this two ways, free or paid.

Free ways to get people to your website include getting your site ranking on google or growing a following on social media platforms like facebook or youtube.

If you want faster results, try paid marketing. Like mastering Google Adwords, Facebook ads or Youtube Ads.

While both (free and paid) are essential, I personally prefer mastering paid advertising because it allows you to scale your business more quickly.

From there it’s all a matter of tweaking, testing, and scaling.

But, let’s be honest, wouldn’t you rather spend your time building your own income online than building someone else’s business between the hours of 9 and 5?

Keeping Your Passion Alive

Gerard

P.S. Want to learn the exact same system I used to quit my accounting job and make my own income online? You can get the details here.

 

Am I Too Old To Start An Online Business?

Am I Too Old To Start An Online Business?

Do you need to be young like ourselves to be successful working online?

Well… I’d probably say that you’re only too old for this if you decide you’re too old for this.

You know, over the years we’ve worked with retired individuals right into their 70s.

In fact, a couple of students in their 80s have gone on to earn income on the internet so there’s no doubt about it that the answer is ­ nobody is too old to do this as long as they want to do it.

Several years ago one of the difficulties with being successful on the internet is the technology inside was a lot more complicated—getting set up with websites, different business models. Just to get them off the ground took a lot more technical know­how.

So if you were somebody who maybe isn’t used to technology—you don’t like change—then you wouldn’t be getting off to the best possible start.

However, the great thing about what we’ve been able to do here with our business model is leverage a kind of out­ of ­the ­box system—there are some things that you need to learn about the system, there’s a few things that you need to do to set up but it really is just about following a series of videos.

And I would say this ­ when I look at all of the successful students over the years, the one thing that they had in common certainly hasn’t been how old they are.

It’s been about their will to do this, it’s been about their commitment to actually following the training, putting things into practice and making things happen. And I’ve got to tell you a couple of things. I’m extremely passionate about helping, let’s say the baby boomer era, I think they have an amazing job to give us the opportunities that we have today.

Without my parents’ generation, for example, doing the good things that they’ve done—society would be very different, we wouldn’t have the opportunities that we have right now. And I think this is a great way for us to give back. So I love working with the older students—baby boomers, if you like.

The other thing I would say is that one of the things I think people fear when they’re maybe a little older, is that in getting started in business there’s not going to be other people like them to network with; maybe they won’t fit in, maybe, you know, they’re going to turn up at our events and they’re going to be the oldest person in the room.

And I could put your mind at rest, you know, actually I discovered the average age at this time in the SFM community is late forties (40s) —at forty eight (48) to be precise—and that’s the average age and we have so many members who are in their fifties (50s), sixties (60s), even seventies (70s) who are doing this. And I know there are other educational companies out there who are experiencing exactly the same.

I think there’s a lot of people who are coming up to retirement or who have retired and they want an opportunity to be able to live life as best as they possibly can and quite often that means more money. But they don’t want to be working in a supermarket or they don’t want to be doing some type of part­ time job.

Many, many of our students have said ­ I’m overqualified for most of the part ­time jobs out there. I’ve got a lot of experience in dealing with customers or I’ve been a consultant or being in retail jobs in the past.

So they want to feel challenged and they want to do something that’s exciting and I think an internet business offers all of that. So definitely ­no worries at all when it comes to being too old to work with our community and start a business on the internet.

If you’re interested in learning more about our system or wondering how you can get started working online today, I highly recommend you click here and watch this video.

Keeping Your Passion Alive

Gerard

The Lifestyle Team

[Straight Talk Alert] Why We Do What We Do

[Straight Talk Alert] Why We Do What We Do

In the beginning it was all about the money…

 

Then it became about the freedom….

 

Then it became all about YOU.

 

It’s Gerard here from the Lifestyle Team and today I wanted to explain to you the real reason behind why we do what we do…
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Creating financial independence through starting an internet-based business is definitely one thing we can help you with… but it’s not the only thing.

 

Our deeper purpose is to empower you and help you discover the very best version of yourself…

 

The happier, healthier version of you is much more capable of achieving greatness than you give yourself credit for…

  • I don’t recommend you continue making someone else rich
  • I don’t recommend you keep pretending that ‘everything is just fine’
  • And I definitely don’t recommend you remain inside your comfort zone for the rest of your life.

 

You only have one life… LIVE IT!

 

Find your vehicle (whether that be an online business, forex trading, real estate investing, network marketing… commit to mastering it… work hard to create financial independence and experience true freedom!

 

Because real success in my opinion is FREEDOM… Freedom to be you!

 

Have an awesome weekend

Gerard

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The #1 Tool You Need To Succeed

The #1 Tool You Need To Succeed

Hey

 

What if I told you that you already have everything you need to become successful?

 

This morning I was listening to one of my favourite online mentors Bob Proctor whilst going on my daily walk around the river and he revealed the #1 tool everybody needs to become successful…

 

I wanted to share that knowledge with you today because I know it will help you tremendously in this roller coaster journey we call life.

 

Whether your goal is to earn more money, gain more time freedom or create the perfect lifestyle business like ourselves, this tool will give you access to anything beyond your wildest dreams and desires… (Hint: You learned it as a child)

 

 

Be Bold, Take Action & Make it Happen,

Gerard

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The Dark Side Of Freedom

The Dark Side Of Freedom

Gerard here.

 

It’s a Monday and I’m sat here on the poolside at our resort in Thailand working on our internet business thinking to myself, “this is the life…”
I mean wow, I couldn’t be more grateful for the lifestyle our team gets to live today but sometimes I forget to realize the amount of sacrafices it took to get to this point in my life…

 

Did you know there is a dark side to freedom?

 

I shot a video you can watch here:

 

 

What I mean by that is that we can sometimes get so consumed by overnight success stories that when we see people doing what it is we most desire we think to ourselves that “they just got lucky…”

 

However, nothing could be further from the truth…

 

What most people don’t recognise is the true cost of becoming successful… whether that be losing a lot of weight, climbing up that corporate ladder or building your own 7-figure online empire.

 

Most of us want the outcome, but were not prepared to pay the true cost…

 

The cost of the pain required to experience true pleasure.

 

Because nothing in life comes easy, it always cost you something.

 

You want a better body? it’s going to cost you more sweat in the gym.

 

You want a loving relationship? It’s going to cost you more tears and heartbreak to find that perfect partner.

 

You want more freedom? It’s going to cost you more time and more money…

 

Yep, you heard me correctly… But isn’t that the only reason we start our own internet business in the first place?

 

Here’s the thing…

 

When you first get started it’s going to cost you more time learning new skills, it’s going to cost you more money to get educated and invest capital into your business.

 

That is the dark side of freedom that nobody wants to talk about. The team and I get to live an awesome lifestyle today simply because we paid the costs up front and more importantly got to WORK.

 

The good news is that if your prepared to pay the costs (at least initially while you build your business), then all the time, all the money, all the abundance and all the freedom in the world comes streaming back to you.

 

That is simply how the laws of the universe work.

 

For every up there is a down. For every left there is a right. For every pleasure there is a pain…

 

If life was constantly sunshine and rainbows we’d never come to realize what the hell pleasure even was!

 

So, as we begin a new week I want you to reflect on your goals and what you truly desire and ask yourself, “Am I willing to pay the costs to achieve my dreams?”

 

If yes… Awesome! Get to work and soon all your dreams will begin to appear like an overnight success to the rest of the world.

 

Hope you enjoy today’s video message… and as always, I’d love to hear your personal thoughts on this subject.

 

Be Bold, Take Action & Make it Happen,

Gerard

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